Tenure and Promotion

Guiding Documents

JSU Faculty Handbook
Candidate's Application for Promotion and Tenure (Microsoft .docx)
Promotion and Tenure Review Form

Teaching Evaluations (Student Instructional Rating System Data)

To obtain teaching evaluations (i.e. Student Instructional Rating System data), please complete a data request form with the Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness. In the form, please be very specific about the data you are requesting. For example, you might list each semester and year (e.g. Spring 2011) for which you are requesting data.

Data Request Form

Presentation Slides


Audio from Previous Workshops/Talks

Tenure and Promotion: Overview and Best Practices by College

September 4, 2014. Dr. Evelyn Leggette, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, provides an overview of the tenure and promotion processes at JSU. Her presentation is followed by talks about best practices by recently tenured and/or promoted faculty: Janice Brockley, Himangshu Das, Wayne Nix, Ingrad Smith and Joan Wesley. Dr. Thomas Calhoun, interim Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, offers concluding remarks.

Tenure and Promotion: Crafting, Compiling and Organizing the Portfolio

March 27, 2014. Dr. Thomas Calhoun, then Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, leads a general discussion of best practices for crafting, compiling and organizing the tenure and/or promotion portfolio.

Tenure and Promotion: Building Portfolios to Minimize Bias

April 12, 2012. Dr. Michelle Deardorff discussed ways that applicants can build tenure and/or promotion portfolios that minimize the opportunities for reviewer bias. At the time of presentation, Dr. Michelle Deardorff was a professor in JSU's Department of Political Science. She was joined by Dr. Jean-Claude Assad, director of business graduate programs at JSU.